Chief Executive Officer - ASCEND

Based in South Oxhey, South West Hertfordshire

£35k to £38k pa – full time

Are you passionate about improving people’s life chances?  Could you inspire others?  Do you want to make a real impact for good?

Then come and join our award winning organisation based in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire and lead a vibrant, creative, passionate team who work on great new initiatives to enrich and empower lives.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to shape and empower the next phase of ASCEND’s development.

Our CEO will be crucial to leading this much valued organisation into its next stage of development.  We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative leader and manager with strong communication skills and creative ideas.  You will share ASCEND’s values, our commitment to social justice and our empathetic and person-centred approach to our clients.

As CEO you will work closely with a supportive board of Trustees to develop and drive the strategic plan for ASCEND.  This is an exciting moment to lead the charity.  ASCEND has built a strong reputation for excellence in providing services with compassion for our clients in South West Hertfordshire.  We have developed from our original focus on providing advice and training to disadvantaged people.  We now also provide support for clients’ wellbeing and offer a local hub where clients can access a range of help from several charities.  You will lead a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who support clients to develop their skills, build their self-confidence, and improve their well-being.

A full job description and application form can be obtained here.

To apply:   Please send us your CV and use the application form to to explain how you would excel as our CEO.  To apply, or for any further information, please send an email to

Closing Date:  30 October 2020

Additional Vacancies

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging volunteer post?
Would you like to work as part of a team helping to make a difference in your community?

Reception Volunteers

ASCEND are currently seeking volunteers to support our reception desks at our Step Up project in Oxhey Drive. Duties include: answering phone calls, taking messages, meeting and greeting visitors and clients, making appointments for our team and basic administration duties. We are looking for people who would be flexible in supporting ASCEND staff with a strong sense of compassion, a sense of humour and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Further Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcome here at ASCEND. We have vacancies at the moment in the following areas and offer full training.

  • A Fundraising volunteer to co-ordinate the distribution and collection of our charity boxes in the neighbourhood, and to help with fundraising events.

Want to help?

Please contact Christine Wyard at ASCEND for further information about Volunteer positions.

ASCEND, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 7AX.
Telephone: 0208 420 1364
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